SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 5:27:18 PMCHIN 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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Discipline and Nbr:  CHIN 52Title:  ELEMENTARY CHINESE 2  
Full Title:  Elementary Chinese - Part 2
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Continuation of elementary Mandarin Chinese grammar and further development of appropriate language skills required for communication in social, academic, and work-related situations.

Course Completion of CHIN 1 ( or CHIN 51)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of elementary Mandarin Chinese grammar and further development of appropriate language skills required for communication in social, academic, and work-related situations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHIN 1 ( or CHIN 51)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2019
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 2019
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2019Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Formulate compound and complex sentences and questions and interpret responses to other
    speakers using common vocabularies.
2. Generate ways to communicate in a casual and formal speech style regarding present, past,
    and future events and activities.
3. Initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations in Mandarin Chinese dealing with common
    everyday topics.
4. Identify and evaluate main ideas of a conversation in Chinese spoken at a natural speed.
5. Compare and contrast key similarities and differences among the cultures of the
    Chinese-speaking world.
6. Compare and contrast between two or more items.
7. Communicate with 350 written traditional Chinese characters and spoken Mandarin Chinese.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sentences
    A. Read and analyze written texts in Mandarin Chinese characters and the Pinyin system
     B. Compose and write more complex sentences
    C. Understand idiomatic expressions
II. Common Vocabularies
    A. Counting with appropriate numeral classifiers
     B. Expand vocabulary in the following areas: Dining out, going to a party, seeing a doctor,
         dating, parts of the house, sports, and travel
    C. Times duration
    D. Numbers 1,000,000 +
    E. The dynamic particle guo4
    F. Verbs + le+ numerical + measure word + noun + le4
    G. Potential complements with verb + bu4 xia4
    H. Questions pronouns as indefinite references (whoever, whatever, etc.)
    I.  Kinship terms
III. Conversation
    A. Listening to Chinese at a close to or natural speed
    B. Making various different levels of informal and polite requests
    C. Asking directions
    D. Expressing extreme situations
    E. Using descriptive and directional complements
IV. Part of Speech
    A. Indicating continuation
    B. Positive adjective
    C. Inquiring present, past, progressive and future activities  
V. Grammar
    A. Adjectives and adverbs
    B. Reduplication of verbs
    C. Actions in progress
    D. Duration of non-actions
All topics are covered in both the Lecture and Lab portions of the course.

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Assignments may include:
Lecture-Related Assignments:
1.   Reviewing lesson(s) from the textbook (averaging 20 pages per week)
2.   Reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week)
3.   Weekly or bi-weekly quizzes, chapter tests and final
4.   Oral participation, group activities and projects
5.   Dictation and translation
6.   In-class participation and class performance
7.   Group consensus, problem solving
8.   Storytelling
9.   Role playing
10. Simple debates
11. Information gap
12. Give definitions and descriptions
13. Ask relevant questions
14. Social and civil responsibilities
15. Create a story with visuals
16. Learn Chinese and Pinyin characters
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week)
2. Completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 20-30 exercises per week)
3. Working on computer-based exercises (17 hours per semester)
4. Writing two to four 300-word compositions
5. Researching cultural and literary topics
6. Viewing and extracting information from cultural videos or films

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, diction and translation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, group activities, projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, in-class participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Completion of computer-based exercises, videos

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Students please note:  Do not purchase textbooks before checking with the SRJC Bookstore and the instructor.  These titles are representative only, and may not be the same one used in your class.
Integrated Chinese, Volume 2. 4th ed. Liu, Yuehua and Yao, Tao-chung and Bi, Nyan-Ping. Cheng & Tsui. 2018
Instructor prepared materials

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